Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Make use of leftover risotto in this delicious recipe!

Simple Sundays | Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Make use of leftover risotto in this delicious recipe!
Simple Sundays | Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini
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Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com  | Make use of leftover risotto in this delicious recipe!

My son woke up earlier than usual. For a school day, he was getting a head start, and for once, was waiting on me to finish up in the bathroom. I had was rushing through my morning routine, but took a moment to dip an eyeshadow brush into my favorite palette and dab a bit of color on my lids.

“You don’t need make up, mama,” he chimed from his perch on the edge of the bathtub. “You’re already beautiful.”

Seriously. I am not making this up. How did I get so lucky?

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Chopped leeks.

“You are so sweet, bud. No one needs make up, but I think it’s fun.” I do. But he also doesn’t need to know that I feel the need to conceal any dark circles from not getting to bed on time, or the sun spots from too many summers in the sun, when we weren’t wise enough to worship sunscreen. I love that his little heart sees past all that.

“Yeah,” he agreed. “You’re beautiful on the inside, and that is what counts.”

It sure does.

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Risotto

It’s what’s on the inside that counts. What if I told you that inside of these crispy risotto balls, you’ll find beautiful bits of cheddar and sweet corn? That the risotto is infused with spicy jalapeno? Honestly, these Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini are beautiful, inside and out.

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Rice Select

I partnered recently to develop a recipe for Rice Select, and I was keen to try their blend with Jalapeño. I already love using their arborio rice in risotto, but I was excited to learn that they have several unusual and exciting flavors, too. I absolutely fell in love with this one. With just the right amount of heat for my spice seeking tastebuds, I knew my husband would love it too. But what made me most excited was how much my children were crazy about it, especially in the Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini! These risotto balls disappeared far too quickly.

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Formed risotto balls.

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A spicy twist on risotto balls!

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Piping hot and bursting with flavor.

The recipe for Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini can be found on SheKnows.com, along with this fabulous video! Just watch how easy it is!

Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Jalapeno corn risotto with cheese is utterly delicious, you'll want to have leftover risotto to make these bites!

For the full recipe, please join me over on SheKnows.com!

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with Rice Select and SheKnows.

Comments

  1. Julie | This Gal Cooks

    I have a container of the Jalapeno Arborio Rice in my pantry. I LOVE it. I’m going to head over to check out your recipe because I think I would really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing, Liren! 

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  2. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    Risotto is one of my favorite dinners to make for a stay-in date night or dinner party, but I’ve never done arancini. Clearly, that needs to change, STAT. Also, your son’s comments warm my heart. We should all hear his words more often! He’s one smart kid :)

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  3. cristina

    I’ve wanted to try making arancini one day, when I get my risotto more consistent.   Fantastic looking texture and color of the coating.   

    Such a sweet conversation between you and your son.  What a blessing!  :)

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  4. Denise

    I so need to make these, as I love arancini.  Your recipe is stellar as it has a nice spicy addition – love the corn and the jalapeños!

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  5. Shaina

    The golden brown you achieved on these on these is impressive! Heading over for the recipe now.

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